want to learn how to use your camera? capture better photos? edit photos?

 Take our highly rated, hands-on photo classes. we offer private lessons and photo tours too! select a class/workshop or gift certificate for adults and children/teens in nyc and around the world.

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find your true self through your own lens

 


how we are unique: hands-on, one time classes

fun for all ages

we teach photography classes, workshops and private lessons to adults and children/teens in various fun locations in nyc. learn how to use your camera, improve the composition of your images, join a photo tour, or learn how intuition can help you take creative photos. 

Personal and hands-on

if you're tired of traditional classroom teaching or frustrated with reading manuals or watching videos, join one of our classes for an authentic way of learning while getting the personal attention you deserve. 

money-back guarantee

we offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with a session you attendwatch our clip on NBC TV, read about us in BBC Capital or read our highly rated reviews on TripAdvisor.


our nyc photography classes:

digital photography I: intro for beginners - $120. does your camera confuse you? this 3 hr class will cover the basics of your camera including shutter speed, aperture, iso, white balance, and a whole lot more. hands-on exercises are given. camera needs to have manual mode. maximum students: 10. location: 590 Madison Ave, NYC

digital photography II: master manual mode at night - $85. this 2 hour class will review the basics of manual mode as well as practicing how to capture NYC at night. no tripods and no flash allowed. maximum students: 10. location: Lincoln Center

art of intuitive photography - $100. all levels and all digital cameras are welcome. our creative 3 hr class goes over intuition and how to use it in photography, how to 'see' better and end with compositional critique of the images taken. maximum students: 6. location: visit our calendar.

intuitive photography walk-about - $75.
all levels and all digital cameras are welcome. in this 2 hr session we select a fun location in which we go explore and shoot together. there is a theme/focus to the shoot such as people, night shooting, landscape or street photography.  location: visit our calendar.

pay what you wish intuitive photography - all levels and cameras welcome. a 1hr session where you'll learn how to tap into your intuition and how to incorporate it into your photography. open to all levels. $20 (suggested) but we recommend you follow your intuition. location: visit our calendar.

private session - $150 per hour. for 2 people: $125 per hour/per person. all levels welcome. sessions are structured around the requests/needs/wants of the student/s. open to any digital camera, and can be scheduled based on your availability. please contact us to schedule. 

skype session -  $100 per hour. all levels and digital cameras are welcome. structured around the requests/needs/wants of the student. can cover learning how to use your camera to learning Lightroom. can be scheduled based on your availability. please contact us directly to schedule.

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photo tours - all levels and cameras welcome. we offer 2 hrs, half day, or full day. we will tour the area of nyc that interests you most - central park, brooklyn, soho, harlem, chinatown, high line, staten island ferry etc. tour can be private or small group. please contact us to schedule.

workshops - all levels welcome. 2, 3 or 5 days. we photograph, edit and end with a slideshow of your best images. maximum students: 6.  2 day: $500 3 day: $700 5 day: $1050.  please contact us to schedule.


 
I bought a new canon camera and had no idea how to use it. I had the passion for photography but was missing the tools and the knowledge. I searched for photography classes in NYC and came across AoIP’s page. Boy am I happy I chose them! I’m usually a little shy around people I meet for the first time but when I met Mindy I had a very warm feeling and it felt as if I knew her for a long time. I took the beginner class and she gave everyone her attention (benefit of being in a small group). She also made sure that we were all comfortable with our cameras before going home. I followed up with Mindy for private lessons as well and I can honestly say SHE’S THE BEST!!! I learned so much and so quickly that I’m now running my own website and my own photography business!
 
 

Marsi A.
Queens, NY

I have taken a few classes with AoIP over the last couple of years. I have to say that I’ve learned so much about photography as well as what type of photographer I wanted to be and have become. Mindy and her instructors have been a huge help and have challenged me in ways I couldn’t imagine. Thank you to Mindy and the AoIP team.

Ocie C.
Queens, NY


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I’m sitting here going through my photos tonight that I have taken over the years. I had a class with Mindy 2 1/2 years ago. It was a food photography class. I was shooting mainly in auto but would venture into AV mode occasionally. I had done many classes but manual just did not click for me. Mindy guided me over to manual mode & I haven’t looked back since. Not only has my photography improved because I understand my camera better but also the way I look at things and what I capture. Mindy opened my eyes and helped me tap into something that helped me seek photos in a different way, to look around me and not just take traditional photos. So many things that Mindy said have stayed with me. I thoroughly recommend taking a class with her.
 
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Monica M.
Sydney, Australia